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The dioramas are either made of wood painted with water soluble oil or paper painted with watercolours.

Tools

Ladies and gentlemen, and others, let me introduce to you my favourite tools: . The two on the left are called colour shaper tools and I use them mostly for scraping the paint and blending the colours in some areas. But for blending, I use mostly the flat brush on the right. I made a bad quality video of the doodling method with the “scraper”. First, I lay my colours down and then I shade them into each other with a brush in circular motion. I use Cobra oil paints which are diluted with water. They are FANTASTIC. A layer takes two days to dry (but a shorter time above a heat

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Trees

I need to secure them properly so they don’t fall over. There’ ll be many of them (mushrooms too, but felted or made of ceramic). Save Save

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Gardening

The dragon got himself a couple of trees, how cool is that? More photos coming. Save

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A Mystical Garden

The first of the painted trees which will go on my altar is finished. There will be many trees and many ornaments for my altar but I will change them according to the seasons of my soul. I love composing these little garden mandala  This one is a true alchemical tree: Save

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Workstation

Back to oil painting for a while. I have four trees to paint for my altar. I renew the paints on this palette very very seldom, it takes ages to dry because in between each use, I place it in my freezer. My tubes will last me … years! This is my workbench. I paint on my lap: It is actually manageable. And out of reach from the dogs. I also have a small stand on the side for blending my colors. Save

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